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The Least Educated City in Every State

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Alabama: Bessemer
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 14.4% (Alabama: 25.5%)
> Median earnings, all workers: $29,849 (Alabama: $36,567)
> Median earnings, bachelor’s degree holders: $39,403 (Alabama: $50,516)
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019, all workers: 13.0% (Alabama: 4.8%)
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019, adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 7.4% (Alabama: 2.1%)

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Alaska: Fairbanks
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 27.2% (Alaska: 29.6%)
> Median earnings, all workers: $43,218 (Alaska: $46,748)
> Median earnings, bachelor’s degree holders: $44,970 (Alaska: $57,703)
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019, all workers: 6.4% (Alaska: 5.9%)
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019, adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 3.7% (Alaska: 2.2%)

Arizona: San Luis
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 8.4% (Arizona: 29.5%)
> Median earnings, all workers: $21,059 (Arizona: $38,470)
> Median earnings, bachelor’s degree holders: $32,288 (Arizona: $52,892)
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019, all workers: 13.2% (Arizona: 4.7%)
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019, adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 1.5% (Arizona: 2.7%)

Arkansas: Paragould
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 18.4% (Arkansas: 23.0%)
> Median earnings, all workers: $32,330 (Arkansas: $34,326)
> Median earnings, bachelor’s degree holders: $42,588 (Arkansas: $47,466)
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019, all workers: 3.9% (Arkansas: 4.0%)
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019, adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 0.0% reported (Arkansas: 1.8%)

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California: Bell Gardens
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 5.4% (California: 33.9%)
> Median earnings, all workers: $23,815 (California: $42,682)
> Median earnings, bachelor’s degree holders: $31,947 (California: $63,230)
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019, all workers: 5.8% (California: 5.0%)
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019, adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 6.3% (California: 3.4%)

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